Clown Shoes Beer The Barista Breakfast Brown Ale, 8.5% ABV is not really a summer beer but I wanted to post a beer that wasn’t an IPA, I have posted lots and lots of the style. This brown ale is brewed with Espresso, oatmeal and milk sugars and to me that sounds more like a port or stout. Interesting that Clown Shoes Beer in Ipswich Massachusetts would but all that into a brown ale. The Barista Breakfast Brown pours a deep brown color with a one finger beige head that fizzes into a nice half inch foamy rim that sticks around leave nice lacing behind with aroma of roasted notes with a slight sweetness and hints of coffee that bring you to a semi sweet roasted coffee taste with a bit of bitterness with a linger faint vanilla notes that finish a bit strong with coffee notes and a mild sweet aftertaste with a full mouthfeel. The Barista Breakfast Brown isn’t bad but the sweetness from the milk sugars aren’t a dominant as I thought they should be. So I give Clown Shoes Beer The Barista Breakfast Brown barley a B-. It wasn’t bad nor great it was just above average and some that might be worth trying! Cheers! Please enjoy responsibly!